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October 2008
Volume 52, Number 10
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Table of Contents
Finding Jesus on America's Bible Road.
Bill Mallonee has been called one of the top 100 songwriters in the world, but an audience is hard to find.
Top 5 Books: Character Shapes Belief
Short reviews of Looking Before and After, What I Talk About When I Talk About Running, and Paradise Lost.
Never confuse access to politicians with influence on policy.
How the strange yet familiar doctrine of theosis can invigorate the Christian life.
An abridged version.
Learning to pray is like playing the violin with virtuosos.
International religious freedom has been too low a priority.
Quotations to stir heart and mind.
What daily lovemaking for a year did for one marriage.
Minnesota's Twin Cities are home to a feisty collection of influential churches.
Box set chronicles the Rez Band's mark on CCM history.
Anne Graham Lotz says her success is due to God. Yes. But she is still an extraordinary preacher.
Kyiv pastor Sunday Adelaja believes the world is his parish.
How Eastern Europe's most missional evangelical church is rethinking tradition and the Great Commission.
We can't defeat evil in the world without facing the evil in ourselves.
Conservatives face huge obstacles in putting Anglicanism back together.
It's not only our civic duty — it's a sacred one.
A seasoned biographer examines Barack Obama's spiritual journey and priorities.
Election night's biggest direct democracy battles.
After years of ambiguity, Senator McCain reveals his spiritual side for public viewing. How will evangelicals respond?
Despite his liberal record, Barack Obama is making a lot of evangelicals think twice.
Beauty is the hard-to-define essence that draws people to the gospel.
Retooling Saddleback's international work and hosting a presidential forum serve a common purpose, says Rick Warren.
Why the parts of the body that seem to be weaker are indispensible.
Todd Bentley and his wife separate, Christian History & Biography ceases publication, and other news.
CEO of the Christian Medical Association on fertility treatments and discrimination.
Recent remarks on leaving Hamas for Jesus, the secular cross, and other news developments.
Emir Caner to Truett-McConnell, Gordon MacDonald to Denver Seminary, and other transitions.
Indiana film festival finds success highlighting "hope and respect."
The Vatican gives orders to excise the name from worship. Do Protestants agree?
Black enrollment at Christian colleges, whether abortion views matter in voting, and other news numbers.
Courts: Good news for homeschoolers, bad news for Christian schools.
Missionary's ordeal shows country's growing instability.
President resigns, alleging pastor plotted to sell school assets.
Greg Laurie keeps preaching after son's death.
Vatican reluctantly grants Paraguayan Fernando Lugo's request to step down.
A Washington church sparks residents' anger by hosting the homeless.
Christian, What Do You Believe? Survey Says Probably a Heresy About Jesus
Christian, What Do You Believe? Probably a Heresy About Jesus, Says Survey
Third study of the state of American theology, examining 34 beliefs, released by Ligonier Ministries and LifeWay Research.